Friday, November 27, 2009

Ponyboy - news to date

Hey all, here I am, still in the 'newborn tunnel of doom'. Although, I must admit, the 'newborn tunnel of doom' is nowhere near as bad second time around. I think I'm a bit more tired because you can't just have a sleep whenever you want, but I don't feel as anxious about what the baby wants/needs.

Ponyboy is pretty low maintenance so far - the MonkeyFish seemed to decided that he didn't need to go to bed, ever, which was way more hassle than Ponyboy (who sleeps for 2 hours out of every 3, and the other hour is spent being fed anyway). Thankfully the 4.07am starts seemed to have stopped and the MonkeyFish is now sleeping in until the reasonable time of 5.30am.

Having children is like living in an alternate reality. A reality where 5.30am is a reasonable time.

Anyway, overall we are doing ok - the baby is getting fatter, the MonkeyFish hasn't been sent to live with the gypo's and Buster hasn't been sleeping on the couch. What more can you ask for?

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Introducing Reuben

This is Reuben Miles Preston King

To our great surprise, he arrived eight days early. He joined us on Monday, 2 November 2009 at 8.05pm weighing 3.66kgs (8lb 1oz) and was 50.5cm long. We arrived home from the hospital on Friday morning and, so far, the MonkeyFish hasn't squished him. Yet.

Of course there are more pics on Flickr.